Lois Brooks, Oregon State University's vice provost for information services, leads IT for the University. She provides vision, leadership, and advocacy for the effective application of information technologies to the instructional, research and service missions of the university, and in partnership with executive and academic leadership, develops and executes IT strategy for Oregon State University.
Brooks joined OSU in 2010 after working at Stanford University for many years, serving most recently as Director of Academic Computing. During her tenure at Stanford she co-founded the Sakai Foundation, serving on the Board of Directors and later as Executive Director. She has served on governance committees for EDUCAUSE and InCommon. Brooks holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS from the University of San Francisco.
Technology has become fully integrated into teaching and learning. To keep pace with the evolving needs of our community, OSU has replaced the old Technology Resource Fund (TRF) with two new funds that serve student life more broadly and ensure long term sustainability. Access the Technology Funding site for more information.
Information Services (IS) provides the university with infrastructure, technology and services to support learning and teaching, research, business operations and community life. IS includes the following units:
- Enterprise Computing Services, which includes administrative and enterprise application computing for OSU, as well as the regional universities and Chancellor's Office of the Oregon University System
- Media and Outreach Services, which includes classroom support, student computer labs, digital and photographic services and Central Web Services (CWS)
- Network Services, which includes telecommunications, network engineering team, community network support
- Technology Support Services, which includes the Community Network, OSU Computer Helpdesk, and Server Support Group
- Open Source Lab (OSL)
- Administrative Services for IS, which includes accounting and personnel